How to format your references using the The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:


PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Komar, A. A. (2007). Genetics. SNPs, silent but not invisible. Science (New York, N.Y.), 315(5811), 466–467.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tani, K., & Stoltz, B. M. (2006). Synthesis and structural analysis of 2-quinuclidonium tetrafluoroborate. Nature, 441(7094), 731–734.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aspinwall, L. G., Brown, T. R., & Tabery, J. (2012). The double-edged sword: does biomechanism increase or decrease judges’ sentencing of psychopaths? Science (New York, N.Y.), 337(6096), 846–849.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kravchenko, V. V., Kaufmann, G. F., Mathison, J. C., Scott, D. A., Katz, A. Z., Grauer, D. C., … Ulevitch, R. J. (2008). Modulation of gene expression via disruption of NF-kappaB signaling by a bacterial small molecule. Science (New York, N.Y.), 321(5886), 259–263.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Heimann, R. B., & Lehmann, H. D. (2015). Bioceramic Coatings for Medical Implants. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Luo, X., Spaniol, M., Wang, L., Li, Q., Nejdl, W., & Zhang, W. (Eds.). (2010). Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2010: 9th International Conference, Shanghai, China, December 8-10, 2010. Proceedings (Vol. 6483). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Horvath, J., & Cameron, R. (2015). Robots, Drones, and Other Things That Move. In R. Cameron (Ed.), The New Shop Class: Getting Started with 3D Printing, Arduino, and Wearable Tech (pp. 47–55). Berkeley, CA: Apress.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2016, May 15). To Better Conserve Wildlife, Consider All Kinds Of Animals, Not Just The Ones We Hunt. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/better-conserve-wildlife-consider-all-kinds-animals-not-just-ones-we-hunt/

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. (1981). HHS Ability To Effectively Implement Incentive Funding for State Information Systems in the Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program (No. HRD-81-119). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Deshotel, M. W. (2017). Enhancing Undergraduate Water Resources Engineering Education Using Data and Modeling Resources Situated in Real-world Ecosystems: Design Principles and Challenges for Scaling and Sustainability (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Cooper, M. (2017, September 19). Hurricane Closes Houston Arts Center. New York Times, p. C3.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Christe, 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Schmidt, 2012; White, 2008).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Tani & Stoltz, 2006)
  • Three authors: (Aspinwall, Brown, & Tabery, 2012)
  • 6 or more authors: (Suárez-López et al., 2001)

About the journal

Full journal titleThe European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
ISSN (print)1889-1861
ScopeApplied Psychology
Law

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